Lot 801

Sharps Model 1859 Rifle
.52 caliber, 36" barrel. S/N 36651. Barrel fitted for saber bayonet with a lug on the under side of barrel. Patchbox with walnut buttstock and longer forearm to accommodate the longer barrel. Only 600 produced in the serial range of 36,000-37,000. Comes with rare type II Brass handle Saber Bayonet.  Seldom encountered.  
Est $4000 - $6000